3 level vat system setup

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Hello my name is Alan Ward, I am a saddle maker and restorer from Ireland and I am in the process of setting up my store and online presence with Shopify.


My issue is that we have three levels of vat here 0 for children's items, 13.5 for service charges and 23 for all other consumer goods.

how can I set the vat for three items?

Also I need to do end of day and end of week read outs to calculate the amount of vat was billed for our bimonthly tax returns.


any help gratefully received


regards from sunny ireland



Shopify Staff (Retired)
Shopify Staff (Retired)
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Hey Alan,

We developed a Tax override just for such a scenario! You will want to put items into special collections for taxes (ie, Services, Consumer Goods and Children) and then add a tax override, one for each collection. You can see more information on the steps to do this here: http://docs.shopify.com/manual/settings/taxes/tax-overrides

As for the calculating, there is a tax report available to you on the Professional plan if you upgrade, but there are some apps in our app store that might help out as well. Checkout https://apps.shopify.com/revenue-tax-reporting to start.

Hope that helps!